Jacqueline von Edelberg

A unicorn with a brain. A deep-rooted Chicago connector and rainmaker. A pie-in-the sky, free thinking builder-type who gets sh*t done. Not easily pigeonholed: Jacqueline is a University of Chicago political science PhD/Fulbright professor turned social entrepreneur, who comes to challenges with an intellectual rigor, global perspective, and high-tolerance for…

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Mary Young

Mary Young is the founder of Doggykingdom an online dog accessories shop. The online shop is an extension of Mary’s love for dogs that started at a very tender age. As a young girl, Mary would find ways to treat her dog right, and would even sacrifice some of her…

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Emma Lock

Em is an award winning animal educator and digital content creator. Her YouTube channel currently has over 690,000 subscribers, comprised of animal lovers and pet keepers seeking a place to learn about exotic animals and pet care. Her ‘Creature Feature’ videos have been showcased by the BBC World Service and…

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Christie Horvath

Christie is a dog-obsessed insurance nerd hailing from Colorado. She started her career on the insurance team at BlackRock and after 6 years of working with insurance companies, went to Harvard Business School to get her MBA. Inspired by her own experience as a pet parent, Christie founded Wagmo during…

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Steven Carter

Steven Carter is the co-founder and CEO of TeleVet, the mobile telemedicine application virtually connecting veterinary clinics to pet owners. Prior to TeleVet, he was CEO and co-founder of Horse Facts, and an analyst at Accenture focusing on Texas healthcare systems. He is a graduate of the Price School of…

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Donie Yamamoto

Donie Yamamotois is the founder of Vital Pet Life, a curated line of clean Pet Wellness products, based in Los Angeles. She feels fortunate to combine her two loves; animals and her entrepreneurial drive. In 2017, she started Vital Pet Life when she could not find a soothing, all-natural product…

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Chelsea Rivera

Chelsea Rivera co-founded Honest Paws and currently serves as Head of Content for the brand. Chelsea graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film & Advertising. Her role at Honest Paws stems from a love of digital content and the adoration she has for her…

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Dawn LaFontaine

Dawn LaFontaine is the founder of Cat in the Box, which makes whimsical cardboard box toys for cats who think inside the box. LaFontaine is a former stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur. She turned her lifelong love of animals into a business by finding an unfilled niche in the cat toy…

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Marc Thalheim

Ensure your employees/colleagues are happy with their jobs and your customers are happy with your product/service   Marc is the founder of Petstablished.com, a fast growing animal shelter/rescue management software. The website gives back to the community by helping animal welfare organizations run their day to day operations more efficiently,…

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Apryl Boyle

Ocean conservation is everyone’s concern, regardless of where you live on the planet. Even if you live far inland, do your part to reduce, reuse, recycle.   Los Angeles native, surfer, skater, and SCUBA diver; Apryl Boyle’s undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa is a double major of marine…

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